Group condemns Bayelsa ministerial nomination allegations against Jonathan

Yenagoa—The Kolo Creek Integrity Group has condemned what it described as the dissemination of misleading reports aimed at tarnishing the reputation of Former President Goodluck Jonathan.

This is following widely reported claims by the ‘APC Elders Council’ that Goodluck Jonathan’s constant visit to Aso Rock is to seek to nominate a minister from Bayelsa State for the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

But the group in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Chief Itaziba Oba on Thursday, dismissed the claims, adding that the APC Elders Council is only out to undermine Jonathan’s reputation.

The group warned that such misleading information and attempts to portray the former president in a negative light will not be tolerated.

It explained that Jonathan’s regular visit to the presidential Villa is on account of his role as an envoy for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), highlighting the importance of leaders like the ex-President in engaging with influential figures in the region to discuss matters of regional significance.

The group opposed the ‘distortion of Jonathan’s diplomatic meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’, maintaining that the allegation is a regrettable attempt to undermine the credibility and statesmanship of a former Nigerian President.

The group however warned the APC Elders Council which it described as unknown and shadowy from mudsludging the name of the former president, stating that Jonathan is not a member of the APC and thus has no affiliation with its affairs.

The statement urged citizens to be responsible in their actions and avoid spreading baseless rumours as well as creating unnecessary tensions and divisions among Nigerians.

The Kolo Creek Integrity Group is a prominent stakeholders group in Kolo Creek, cutting across the 12 communities in Ogbia Constituency 3.

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